Twelve months later, the same people in Germany are wondering what happened to the Serbian.
Luka has a good character, but he has to adapt
After seeing Luka Jovic light up German football with 48 goals and seven assists for Eintracht Frankfurt, many understood why Real Madrid paid €60 million to bring him to Spain. Twelve months later, the same people in Germany are wondering what happened to the Serbian. Luka Jovic’s performance has analyzed not only on the pitch but also from his side, given his pandemic behavior. He traveled to celebrate his girlfriend’s birthday and then celebrated with a friend who tested positive for the coronavirus. That meant that the center forward had to self-isolate by the end of the season for LaLiga, also suffering a foot injury in training. “Luka has a good character, but he has to adapt,” Dragan Mladenovic, Jovic’s former youth coach at Red Star, told reporters. “With a club like Real Madrid, you don’t want to have someone making those mistakes.”
While another of these ex-bosses thinks that Jovic made a move to Real Madrid a little earlier in his career. “The change came too early, I know Real Madrid never calls twice, but you have to go to a team where you know how to play, like Erling Haaland,” agreed his former Eintracht coach, Dragoslav Stepanovic. Perhaps most of all concern the opinion of his national team coach, Ljubia Tumbakovic. “Serbians are very disappointed with him. He closes the door to his compatriots who want to go to big clubs,” Tumbakovic explained. The 22-year-old knows he has to prove himself next season as it seems unlikely that he will retire this summer with Real Madrid unwilling to let Jovic leave for less than €60 million. The loan could be the solution to save Jovic and his career.